Mrs. Jessen's Fantastic 5th Graders had a class project about saints. Each student had to choose a person (living or deceased) that they felt should be canonized. Then they had to write an essay why the individual they chose should be a saint and list reasons for such a high honor. Cara struggled with who she should choose. Finally, Cara chose Grandma Merina. In her essay she listed how Grandma Merina does a lot of volunteer work for her community and her church. Grandma Merina is a person who doesn't say "No", but finds a way to help no matter what. She has been a huge volunteer for the Knox County Relay for Life, she is in charge of the funeral committee at church, she volunteers rides to friends in the community for doctor's visits, etc. Grandma Merina received a letter in the mail inviting her to visit the classroom and then be canonized. As a treat, Grandma Merina received a loaf of Mrs. Jessen's cinnamon bread, plus she got to hang out with Cara's class for the afternoon.